Thursday, April 9, 2009


Whew! Taxes are just about done and now I feel like I can breathe a sigh of relief while life goes back to normal. Next year I won't procrastinate so long and put it off until the very end. I should apply that advice to more areas of my life.

Seeing as how I haven't been up to much lately (other than scraping my mushy, number-filled brain off the floor and pouring it back into my skull), I'll fill this post with some of my current favorite things.

1) Wristcutters: A Love Story. I couldn't possibly put into words how much I loved this movie. To sum it all up, it's about an afterlife for people who have committed suicide...a place where there are no stars, where people can't smile, where quirky friendships are created and where mysterious black holes pop up in the most unexpected (or if you've ever been in my car, the most expected) places. I think I may have already mentioned my love for Patrick Fugit in the past, but yes, he's one of my favorites. And Tom Waits in any movie automatically equals love in my book. Great concept, fantastic soundtrack and an amazing cast. Well done.

2) New blog fun! I recently received an e-mail from the Crooked Fingers website announcing their current tour schedule and a tour blog! I'm a blog reading fanatic, so of course this was right up my alley. They mention this tour being the last for a while and I can only hope this means that Eric Bachmann will be going back into the studio again. Anyway, the blog is in its beginning stages, so there's not a whole lot there, but they update frequently. Seems like, if anything, they're eating plenty.

3) 11 more days! I'm not counting days or anything, but hey, there's only 11 more days to go until Sandy and I leave for Ithaca to see Mr. Bachmann himself. Can't. Freakin'. Wait. If any of you are familiar with the Ithaca area, I'd love it if you could share your wisdom of the town and maybe point out a few must sees there. It's a college town, so I can only assume there are lots of cute little shops. I'd love to find a fabric shop or a bead store or something. But yeah, restaurant recommendations, things to see/do would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

4) Felices! We're heading to Albany tomorrow night to see The Felice Brothers play. For those of you in the area, I highly recommend seeing them live at least once. I guarantee you'll love the music. And if you're anything like me, you'll love watching them perform even more. I've never seen anyone play a washboard (or two, or three) so hard that it breaks. Always a treat.

5) Anniversary! It just dawned on me this morning that the one year anniversary for The Paper Sparrow is a mere two weeks away. Could one year have possibly passed us by already? Seems really bizarre, but I guess it makes sense. I can't believe I've survived my first year in business!!! Amazing! A big thanks for those of you who shop here, and another thanks to those of you who provide me with amazing inventory. You guys rock!

6) Summer shoes! I'm certainly not in a position to buy myself a new pair of shoes for the spring/summer/fall weather (thanks recession!), but it's nice to dream, right? I love flats for warmer days and I stumbled upon these shoes on Zappos. How adorable are these??? I wouldn't know which pair to choose!

I think that about sums it up. Things here are great, and I hope everyone out in blogland is happy and well. Let me know how you're doing, mmmmmkay?


Mare said...

I think i would love that movie too! And i think you should get BOTH pairs of shoes! :)

Jaimee said...

Happy One Year Anniversary, Paper Sparrow! Time certainly DOES fly!